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on to some of their hostages. the algerian government say they had to act in the way they did yesterday because the islamic militants were threatening to move the hostages. certainly the government didn't consult any of the foreign governments around the world who are concerned about their citizens. the only foreign involvement that we know of is that a u.s. surveillance drone was over the plant. marah. >> all right. thank you. >>> for the first time in over two decades, the u.s. has recognized the government of somalia. secretary of state hillary clinton calls the official recognition a milestone in somalia's fight against islamic extremists. somalia's president was in washington for the announcement. the u.s. had not recognized somalia since 1991 when war lords overthrew the government and a civil war followed. >>> well, first lady michelle obama was in fine form celebrating her 49th birthday. the white house says the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant in washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debut
question is who does he choose in a coalition to govern with? the smart money is on him lining up with even more hard-line parties to his right which, of course, is the nightmare scenario for palestinians. or he could surprise everyone and team up with a more centrist bloc, and that would probably give him more wiggle room, at least that's what the analysts are saying, to deal with the stalled peace talks and what israelis are calling a tanking economy. and the horse trading begins as early as tomorrow morning. mara? >> and let's turn, if we can, to elsewhere in the region to syria where russia is sending planes to lebanon to evacuate citizens from the region. now, what kind of sign does that send to assad's government in syria? >> reporter: well, that's a very good question. first of all, the russian government's making this look like an evacuation, a short-term evacuation, only for those who want to leave the region. but russian officials are underscoring that, you know, there are tens of thousands of russians living and working in syria. it's their former client state. russia has a warm-
government says it wants armstrong to pay back several million dollars in appearance fees. >>> turning now to the gun-control debate. late monday night, one month to the day since the shooting massacre in newtown, connecticut, new york's republican-controlled state senate pushed to move quickly by democratic governor andrew cuomo voted to expand the state's ban on assault weapons and approved new measures to keep guns away from the mentally ill. the assembly votes later today. >>> this week president obama is expected to make an announcement about a comprehensive plan including a push for major legislation to expand background checks and limit assault weapons and ammunition. at a news conference monday, mr. obama promised to act alone, if necessary. >> and i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> the president could use executive powers on 19 separate actions to bypass congress. >>> in newtown, connecticut, monday grieving family members of 11 victim of the sandy hook elementary school shooting
responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spending. he charges liberals $1 more for than conservatives for a 16 ounce smoothy. >> i'm very open about it. i'm going to charge more. and i have liberals come in. and pay the extra dollar surcharge. >>> actor dicaprio came up with the cash at a charity auction. he and another bidder joined forces to offer $400,000 to spend the day with president bill clinton. >>> and seth myers nominated hillary clinton for qg's list of 100 hottest women of the 21st century. he said he thinks somebody getting sexier every year is hillary clinton. and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> straight ahead, a last minute death row appeal but not from the man facing the electric chair. >>> plus, the duke and duchess of cambridge are
kenthorn spent $220,000 of government money to remonth elevate his bathroom and a refrigerator that cost $1500. and $689 faucet. >>> newt gingrich is the latest politician to make a cameo appearance on nbc's "parks and recreation." he's involved in a mix up over a table reservations. >>> president obama attended the farewell party for tim geithner. he later joked about what was missing. >> they didn't serve alcohol. >> former president bill clinton has been getting more questions these days about his wife hilary's future including the 2016 presidential race and her health. >> she's always been very, very healthy and she has very low blood pressure, very low standing heart beat. i tell her she still has time to have three more husbands after me. whenever i'm stubborn about something in our contact quest at my self-improvement she refers to me as her first president. >> and a reminder that msnbc will have all day coverage monday of president obama's second inauguration. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to meteorologist b
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